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I'm Sweet Enough, The Mighty Ice Tea

I'm Sweet Enough, The Mighty Ice Tea

"I'm sweet enough", I use the line every time I'm asked if I want Sweet tea and some of you might of guest I lifted it from the movie Snatch. For my son it has turned into one of those annoying things dad does when he thinks his being funny. Many a waiter and waitress have been stopped in their comfortable and practical footwear. Often they stand for a second and try to figure out a response and surprisingly few have gotten the joke. This has given host of a number of other responses to the question on additional ingredients to my beverage choice.

Living Front Side

Living Front Side

I wrote a rather long blog a few days ago and was finishing up with the menu placement, book settings and all the behind the scenes stuff. Most of it is done through drop down menus which works really well but since the site tends to have rather large menus, it can be really big lists. At any rate, I was clicking on the menu settings and some how when I clicked, the cursor had wondered off of the drop list and found itself hovering over the Google Chrome Bookmark Bar. So instead to selecting the menu link, I ended up clicking on the Gmail bookmark.

Life with the Samsung Chromebook

Life with the Samsung Chromebook

I know it is another tech blog. Don't worry I'll try to make the next one a "What I'm up to" or maybe an endless rant about something but I got a new toy. It's a new toy that I have advise a few people against but after logging a lot of time on my desktop and aging Sony Vaio Notebook building the new site. The Sony is about 3 years old and though it is showing it's age is still a pretty responsive Windows 7 machine. I have a few upgrades in mind in the near future to give it a slight longer life but I was increasingly finding myself dreading pulling the thing out.

Building a Website Part 9

Building a Website Part 9

In this finial installment of my blog series on creating a website, I will be covering installing Drupal themes and configuring blocks. My goal is to jsut give you a very basic understand of how the two work and how to use them. There is a great number of things that you can do with the combination to create a website that works for you but here's the basics.

 

Themes - Themes in Drupal control the display of the content and the layout of each page. It does this by breaking the layout into regions that you can then add blocks or content to.

 

Building a Website Part 8

Building a Website Part 8

In the eighth installment on my blog series on how to create a website, I will be covering installing additional modules and scripts that will be needed to add function to your website. In the last installment I focused on just the basic core modules that came with the Drupal installation and how to enable and where to go to configure the modules. Now that you have all that the basic installation has to give it's time to go out and find some additional functions to add to your site.

 

Building a Website Part 7

Building a Website Part 7

In this the seventh installment of my blog series on I will be covering installing additional Drupal modules to add function and features to your website. 

 

Building a Website Part 6

Building a Website Part 6

In part six of my blog series on creating a website, I will be covering installing Drupal CMS.  

 

So you have your domain, your host and you've decided on your CMS, so the next step is to install the scripts on your host server. If you decided to go with a all in one like Square Space you don't really have to worry about this, In fact you can just add content and be on your way. However if you decided to go your own, you have some work ahead of you and what the geek in me would call some fun. There is just something really rewarding about doing it all on your own. 

Building a Website Part 5

Building a Website Part 5

In the fifth Installment of my blog series on building a web site, I will be cover CMS or Content Management Systems.

CMS or Content Management System is the base for a majority of websites on the internet today and is a group of scripts and applications that run on the websites server. Just as the name implies it manages content on the site and allows the user easily to add, edit, upload and control content and how it is displayed. Think of it as the operating system of the website. Much like the OS on your computer the CMS controls the interface with your website.

Building a Website Part 4

Building a Website Part 4

In this installment of my blog on building a web site, knowing your code, I give basic description of some of the code and programing languages used in building a web site. I hope to also give a very basic understanding of what the code does. There is a lot of documentation on the web if you would like to learn more.